Hulu Making Original Content Push Now That Disney is in Charge

/Film | 6/18/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Now that Disney is in charge of Hulu, you can expect even more original content from the Emmy-winning streaming service. Following their 21st Century Fox acquisition, Disney holds a controlling stake in Hulu, which apparently gives the platform more incentive to boost its original content output, which includes award-winning titles like The Handmaid’s Tale, The Looming Tower, and more.

Hulu CEO Randy Freer told CNBC that now that Disney is overseeing the service, Hulu’s “investment in original programming will increase significantly.” Freer credits the shift to “the capacity inside of the Walt Disney Company” to invest in creatives and original stories, adding:

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“When you look at the capacity inside of the Walt Disney Company to create content, the IP that’s there, the access we’ll have with that is, you know, terrific. We are going to be able to invest more and invest more upstream and find the best stories and the best creators to make shows for the company.”

With a titan like Disney guiding Hulu, the burden of business may be lifted from the streaming service, which...
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